John Barresi

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  1. Hi folks, Just a bit of news, we're in the process of trying to upgrade the plugins that make the TapaTalk and KiteLife apps work but running into a little issue (some changes in how it's done on the forum side) - please stand by, we are working on it. Thanks for your patience!
  2. Fall specials!

    Hi all, in an attempt to raise funds for the winter we're running two Fall specials. For those who cannot see the embedded Facebook posts above, from now to November 5th you can get 25% off NEW subscriptions (does not apply to renewals) with the code FALLSUB and/or 15% off all bridles and pro leaders with the code FALLGEAR in our shop.
  3. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Posting with TapaTalk.
  4. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Posting with KiteLife app. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Dual line sport kite research, any recommendations?

    And for the record, when you get right down to it, Jon did the design for Premier but everything after that is almost 100% out of his hands - totally relegated to Chinese manufacturing and Premier's position as a mass production company. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Dual line sport kite research, any recommendations?

    I have to chalk this one up to bad timing or a simple conflict in personalities, Jon and Marieanne's reputations are among the best in the industry - unblemished after more than 25 years in business, a claim very few can make. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Everything should be resolved with both the TapaTalk and KiteLife apps, you may have to log in again (or log out first) for everything to work - please confirm?
  8. Welcome bauffi

    Hello @bauffi, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  9. Welcome ToddHerrington

    Hello @ToddHerrington, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  10. Brought back due to popular demand! Yes indeed, the "win your very own JB for a Weekend" event is on again... YOURS TO WIN: All-day access for THREE FULL DAYS to pick my brain, learn and play, solo or team, dual or quad, indoor or outdoor, water flying, urban kiting, dogstake, competition skills, you name it, hang out, name anything (legal and platonic) that we can fit into three days and I'd genuinely love to participate with you. TERMS: I will quite literally be somebody's (or a group's) private instructor, kite bag boy, workshop presenter, team trainer or simple arm candy for all three days, the winner can share me around with other local fliers, your team, a club, or just keep the fun all to themselves. I will cover my own flight to meet with the winner at any major International airport in the Continental USA (using Star Alliance air miles) on a mutually agreed date (any season), but no sooner than 21 days after the drawing. Winner provides basic lodging (couch or floorspace is acceptable) and local transportation for duration of the agreed visit, as it relates to the airport (pick up / drop off), kite flying and sleeping arrangements. Entry into this drawing is $10 per ticket with no limit to the number you can buy, all ticket numbers will be issued to the buyer via email (no refunds). Drawing will be held on October 1st 2017 (unless the reserve is not met - see below), using RANDOM.ORG's 3RD PARTY DRAW SERVICE. Main terms apply to mainland US entrants only (takes lots more air miles to go abroad), unless a non-contiguous US or International (or Hawaii, Guam, overseas, etc) participant is willing to cover the airfare under the same terms otherwise. NOTE: If you are near the US border in Canada or Mexico, we can also arrange for the major US airport nearest to you and do a pick-up / ride-across arrangement from there as long as those local arrangements are made by the winner. IMPORTANT: There is a reserve of 200 tickets that must be sold to make this economical on my end (cost of travel and approximately 5 days away), the drawing may be extended if the reserve is not reached. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge full understanding of all the terms above. NOTE: Tickets can NOT be ordered via TapaTalk or the KiteLife App, please visit the link below using a web browser (mobile or desktop). == Enter here ---> http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/66-jb-for-a-weekend-summer-2017/ == If you have ANY problems, please feel free to send me a PM or email directly via our contact page. Thanks so much everyone - your support and help is profoundly appreciated!
  11. Windoo1 Wind Meter -- 10/27/2017

    Just shared to Facebook, hopefully we'll get a bump there.
  12. Semi absent...

    Hello friends, Just wanted to apologize for my relative absence from the forum as of late - while I have been observing, life has kept me pretty distracted between raising our (now 16 month old) son, the long Europe trip and my most recent journey to the AKA Convention in Maryland. We're also facing the leanest year we've had in a long time at the Barresi / KiteLife household and are currently figuring out how to make it through the winter (rent, bills, KL overhead, etc) - in the meantime, I encourage you all to consider various options to support our efforts here if it's possible for you. Current raffle... http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/8187-jb-for-a-weekend-10117/ KL products... http://kitelife.com/forum/store/category/5-accessories/ Donations... https://kitelife.com/forum/clients/donations/ Thanks all for your ongoing support, either through these various means or just by being a part of this wonderful community.
  13. JB for a Weekend (10/1/17)

    58 tickets sold!
  14. Suggestions on Finding Indoor Places

    Some of the places I've seen folks find success at sometimes... Their local church gym Handball / racquetball courts Local community center gyms YMCA / YWCA gyms Indoor soccer fields A lot of times the tricks just seems to be finding a time slot where any of those aren't being used, and approaching the management correctly with good videos and description so they know it's a real, controlled and safe activity for their space. Otherwise you can also go urban as suggested above, which could include courtyards and walkways between large buildings that obstruct the wind effectively - of course, onsite security may chase you off (insurance liability mostly) but if you can demonstrate skill sometimes they'll look the other way - if not, be graceful and slide right on out of there.
  15. General publics reaction to kites

    I kept putting off this reply until "I had more time" but it got away from me... For quads, I generally rotate through these moves... LOUD dive stops Spins near the ground Walking the kite Object interaction - balance on flagpoles, etc - move objects (flip flops, beach balls, etc) - landing on things like tents, etc - landing in someone's hand (with consent) Catch and throw (on short lines) On dual line, I'm usually pounding these... Hard snap landings LOUD spins near the ground and back up to top of window Fast combinations (squares, circles, landings) On both... Making it look easy. Amidst the more complicated and active movements, sometimes flying the kite in such a way that I can relax, look around, maybe sit down, anything to make it look easier and more accessible in-between the intensive stuff. There's more but that's what comes to mind off hand... My idea is thinking about and developing the things that are most likely to catch (and hold) a spectator's interest, basically if there is a kiteflier inside them, the things that will most likely engage them. What I've seen in my experience, other than demonstrated skill, the main things that seem to capture folks' attention include... Loud kites Tails (one or more) Team flying Stacks / trains "Defying physics" (like the dive stop) Incomplete thoughts above, but a start for more discussion.
  16. Team KiteLife Logo Contest

    Sorry for the tardy reply... We had them up on Zazzle but they had MASSIVE issues with delayed and canceled orders, currently looking for a suitable replacement vendor.
  17. Hi all, It's high time Team KiteLife had our own logo... To that end, I'm officially opening up a new logo contest and giving away some cool stuff to whoever submits the winner! My teammates @Flight Risk (Brett), @mystainedskin (Scott) and @windpoacher (Eli) will also be reviewing and commenting. ======= Prizes (goes to one winner): 5 year KiteLife subscription (new or renewal - $164.75 value) B2 sail (lightly used, no frame - $199 value) That's right, over $360 in prizes will go to one lucky winner! ======= Guidelines, art ideas: Aesthetic style should be sporty, or a little edgy Does not need to resemble the main KiteLife logo Include 4 pilot silhouettes (quad / dual / quad / dual) No actual kites in the art, just pilots, text and... ? Does not need URL in the logo (will add as needed) 1x1 (square/round) or 3x2 proportions (like a business card) 4 color maximum Useful but not required: Vector art (like Adobe Illustrator) Both light and dark background versions For some inspiration, you can look at our existing web presence: http://teamkitelife.com http://facebook.com/teamkitelife ======= How to start? Easy! Just upload your design for review here in this topic, can be fancy art or even a photo of a napkin sketch, although "ready to print" type art will naturally get the most attention. There is no deadline for this drawing, it will run until we select a winner. Thanks in advance, can't wait to see what all you creative folks come up with!
  18. AKA Convention Spotting

    Just wish someone had gotten TKL's demo on video! *sniff*
  19. Welcome mayur jobanputra

    Hello @mayur jobanputra, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  20. Welcome Rob Friedman

    Hello @Rob Friedman, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  21. Welcome Pgaks3

    Hello @Pgaks3, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  22. Welcome FlatEarthMatt

    Hello @FlatEarthMatt, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  23. AKA Convention Spotting

    Caught our 30' practice!
  24. My HQ Symphony 2.2.4

    And truthfully.